Family name(s) SHEERS, SHIERS
Given name(s) James
Alternate name(s)
Sex Male
Occupation No trade recorded
Age when departed England 40
Trial date 7 July 1784
Trial place Old Bailey, London
Crimes Assault and highway robbery
Value of crimes 52 shillings
Original sentence Death
Transported for Life
Ship Scarborough
Date left colony
Date of Death 17 December 1838


The watch was taken “with a considerable degree of force” from the victim’s pocket.